Sep 28, 2012 5:00am EDT
resulting from hurricanes katrina and rita. about 55,000 people along the gulf coast will -- [indiscernible] the storm ejackees were -- evacuees were exposed to formaldehyde when they were issued government trailers [ inaudible ] the whale is making its annual migration from north queensville to the -- [ inaudible ] >>> the regular n.f.l. refs worked thirst first game last night in baltimore and they got a standing ovation. >> plus, we'll take a look at some of the new movies you can catch in theaters this weekend. here's jess. >> thanks, andrea. daily deals time. in case you hadn't heard, tomorrow is national coffee day. we raise a massive mug of coffee. i'm getting you free coffee today. why wait for the good stuff, right? today is cof-free day at 7- eleven. you can get a free large coffee at any participating 7-eleven store. the deal is good between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. this morning. >>> mcdonald's restaurants on the east coast have been giving away free 12 ounce coffees all week long. the freebies are good today and tomorrow as well. no purchase necessary. free cof
Oct 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
lamond watched from her home in iowa as hurricane katrina devastated the gold coast. >> first i want to use these. >> reporter: even at such a young age she felt compelled to help people affected by the storm devising plans to trick-or-treat for donations, rather than candy. >> why did you decide to do this? >> well, i don't know who wouldn't want to. i mean, who wouldn't want to help? >> reporter: her plan gained momentum. only after some initial opposition from an unlikely foe, her young eer brother xander. >> i'm opposed to it? >> why are you opposed to it? >> because i want my candy back. >> yet xander's opposition actually brought a swell of support to the cause, and kids around the country joined talia to tally more than $10 million. though at 10 years old she took on the title of ceo, chief executive optimist, and named her organization random kid, and out of that simple act of kindness a philanthropist was born. >> don't be afraid to like embrace that. >> reporter: now 17 and a senior in high school, she continues to do good and shares her message with other young people. >> i f
Oct 3, 2012 4:00pm EDT
barack obama talking to an african-american audience back in 2007, about victims of hurricane katrina. first, let's listen to the clip. >> contains some of the most divisive class warfare and racially charged rhetoric ever used by barack obama. >> people asked me whether race was the reason response was so slow. i said this administration was color-blind in its incompetence. but -- but, everyone here knows that the disaster and the poverty happened long before the hurricane hit. >> now, nbc and several other media outlets also covered this speech back in 2007. so mollet, what did your listeners have to say on this? >> in large part, they said, who thought this was a good idea. and they're saying it actually could backfire for the conservatives here, because if a republican could fail, as was perceived back then, george bush, failed people who were most in need, goes back to the 47% comment, the undecided voters, middle class, those people who have admitted today they've needed government assistance, if a republican could fail those people, then possibly we might not want to take a cha
Oct 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
-american audience about victims of hurricane katrina. fox news host sean hannity prominently featured the video as a gotcha moment. >> it contains some of the most divisive class warfare and racially charged rhetoric ever used by barack obama. >> reporter: nbc, along with several other media outlets, covered the same speech at the time. mr. obama spoke at length about the hurricane response. >> people asked me whether they thought race was the reason the response was so slow. this administration was color-blind in its incompetence, but -- but everyone here knows that the disaster and the poverty happened long before the hurricane hit. >> reporter: late tuesday the obama campaign responded calling hannity's coverage desperate, adding in a transparent attempt to change the subject from his comments attacking half of the american people, mitt romney's allies recirculated video of a 2007 event that was open to and extensively covered by the press at the time. >> this is why i like coming to vegas. >> this is a great place to be. >> reporter: meanwhile, a new round of nbc/"wall street journal"